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eMAR Advantages in a Nutshell

By Cynthia Hood  |  30 December 2013

emar-tabletThe electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) is a software designed to replace paper based MARs. When eMAR is used, it becomes possible for healthcare facilities to get rid of a number of paper centric processes, like the monthly reconciliation of physician order sheets decreasing costs by decreasing staff workloads. It can also lessen adverse drug events linked with errors in transcription. In addition to improved finances and workflows, the number one benefit for implementing eMAR is improved Resident safety.

 

Advantages of eMAR

 

In a paper centric MAR environment, nurses generally utilize a medication cart and a big book of paper MARs to complete each MED pass. In contrast, when they use eMAR, nurses utilize a thin client computer or laptop on the cart for recording the Medication Administration information.

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eMAR Rules! Increased Efficiency for Administrators

By Cynthia Hood  |  26 November 2013

eMAR rules

One of the most important IT initiatives within a long-term care facility is to implement an electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) program. With the help of eMAR, facilities can eliminate a number of paper centric processes, such as monthly reconciliations related to MARs and printed physician orders. This can lead to a decrease in drug events usually associated with errors in transcription. The prime justification for implementing an eMAR is related to increased productivity through the improvement of work flow for nurses but also, more importantly, resident safety.

Changes in work flow

In a paper centric medication administration environment, nurses generally use a medication cart and a big book of paper MARs to go about their medication pass times.  When they use eMAR, nurses use a thin client computer or a laptop on their carts to record medication administration information.  There are numerous advantages to utilizing an eMAR. They include, but are not limited to:

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